KARNATAKA

Mayor warns shopkeepers at K.R. Market against littering

A pourakarmika clearing garbage at the K. R. Market in Bangalore on Monday. — Photo: K. Murali Kumar.

A pourakarmika clearing garbage at the K. R. Market in Bangalore on Monday. — Photo: K. Murali Kumar.  

: Huge mounds of garbage, dirty toilets, freely roaming cattle and encroached pathways... these issues at K.R. Market irked Mayor B.S. Sathyanarayana.

He was in the market, as part of his weekly intensive cleaning drive, on Monday. Around 1,000 students and teachers from Krishna International College participated. They were divided into 20 teams — each team had 50 students who assisted Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike’s gangmen and pourakarmikas. Last week, students of APS College participated.

Noticing the rotting fruits, vegetables and flowers in the market’s ground floor, he warned the shopkeepers against throwing the waste outside.

He also warned them against encroaching public spaces in the market.

Salem visit

City in-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy, Mr. Satyanarayana and BBMP councillors will visit Hanjir Biotech plant in Salem on Wednesday. The company will be establishing a similar plant in Rajarajeshwarinagar where the BBMP has already allotted 15 acres of land. This will help the BBMP tackle the solid waste problem to a certain extent, he added.

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